What is Registered Apprenticeship?


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Registered Apprenticeship and Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative

Leslie Philmon| Labor and Industry

Agenda • DLI Outreach • Registered Apprenticeship Overview • MAI Update • Questions

DLI Outreach • Dispelling myths of registered apprenticeship • Sharing benefits to the worker, the company, and intermediaries • Explaining components and design of registered apprenticeship • Discussing employer-focused program development

Dispelling Myths of Registered Apprenticeship

Registered apprenticeship programs are only in Minnesota’s metro area

Registered apprenticeship programs are operating throughout the state

Dispelling Myths of Registered Apprenticeship

Registered apprenticeship programs are just for large companies

Employers large and small are sponsors for apprenticeship programs, dictated by the needs of each company

Dispelling Myths of Registered Apprenticeship

Registered apprentices will get trained and then leave the company

Registered apprenticeship programs have proven to help reduce turnover and increase employee productivity

Dispelling Myths of Registered Apprenticeship

All registered apprenticeship programs involve unions

Some registered apprenticeship programs involve unions

Benefits of Apprenticeship

Employers:

Workers:

Minnesota:





Employment





Pathway to the Middle Class

Comprehensive job training



Quality training for workers



Safety for workers



Vibrant Economy

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Build and shape their own workforce Creates new skilled worker pipeline Workers produce as they train Improve productivity Reduce employee turnover

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Safety instruction Wages increase with progress



Master in-demand skills



Nationally recognized credential

What is Registered Apprenticeship?

Essential Components of a Recognized Registered Apprenticeship Program:

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Employment Structured On-The-Job Training Related Instruction Safety Instruction Wage Progression Nationally Recognized Credential

Employment-based Training

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MAI Grant Goals • Support expansion of quality and innovative Registered Apprenticeship training programs to employers, workers and other key stakeholders. • Align Registered Apprenticeship with post-secondary education institutions and workforce investment systems through innovative partnerships. • Encourage employers to develop and offer Registered Apprenticeship opportunities. • Utilize strategies that offer Registered Apprenticeship for all American workers, particularly those populations currently underrepresented in apprenticeship. • Support high-growth occupations and industries where employers are using H-1B visas to hire international workers.

MAI Grant Details

Dates: 10/1/2015-9/30/2020 Fiscal Agent: DEED Funding: $5,000,000 Registered Apprentices Served: 1,000 Registered Apprenticeship Programs: 30

MAI Industries and Occupations

Advanced Manufacturing

• CNC Machinist, Maintenance Technician, Food Quality Safety, Laser, Welding, Maskers, Rackers, Platers, Customer Service Engineer, Industrial Specialist for Process, Technology, Mechatronics, Automation Expert, Line Supervisor, Production Manager

Agriculture

• Sow Farm Managers, Nursery Finish Managers

Health Care

• Medical Assistant, Health Support Specialist, Community Health Specialist, Certified Nursing Assistant with specialties in dementia, Advanced and Assistant Mentor, LPM to BSN, BSN to Perioperative Nursing Specialty, RN, LPN

Information Technology

• Software Developer, Security Analyst, Support Desk Specialist, Network Systems Engineer, Voice Systems Engineer, IT Manager

Transportation

• Auto Technician, Auto Collision Repair, Diesel Mechanic, Ford Asset Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic

MAI Grant Reimbursable Activities MAI employers are eligible for reimbursement after the apprentice has successfully completed his or her first 90 days in the program. Employers can receive up to $5,000 per apprentice for the following activities: •

Apprenticeship supplies and materials



Off-set related instruction costs



Establish employer registered apprenticeship infrastructure

MAI Status Update-April 2018 • Enrolled 210 apprentices • Created registered apprenticeship programs in three industries: advanced manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation

• Expanded registered apprenticeship programs in the Health Support Specialist occupation and created new programs for 6 occupations (Community Health Worker, Direct Support Professional, Mental Health Aide, Diesel Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, BSN, CNC Machinist, Automotive Technician, and Mechatronics) • Currently have over 30 programs in various stages of development.

MAI Contact Information Registered Apprenticeship: [email protected] – 651-284-5223

[email protected] – 651-284-5330

MAI Grant: [email protected] – 651-259-7252 http://www.dli.mn.gov/aai.asp